Washington, DC - Yesturday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) with the annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 114th Congress. Congressman Wilson received a special distinction for his perfect score from the Chamber this year.
“I am grateful to receive the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today,”Congressman Joe Wilson said. “I will continue to work in Congress to support businesses that create jobs by cutting regulations, supporting American manufacturers, and promoting our infrastructure.”
“Businesses of all shapes and sizes need sound, commonsense policy in place in order to get off the ground, grow, and succeed,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “The Spirit of Enterprise Award recognizes those members of Congress who have done what’s right for our friends, family, and neighbors running businesses across the country. We applaud these legislators for their commitment to free enterprise and economic growth.”
The Chamber’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on critical business legislation as outlined in the Chamber’s annual scorecard, How They Voted. Members who supported the Chamber’s position on at least 70 percent of those votes qualify to receive the award.